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THIS 1SU11LINGT0N FREE PRESS ; THURSDAY. MARCH 3, 1004.
1 THE RUSSIAN MENAGE low the Muscovite Threatens Modern Civilization. 1 World Ismc r.nitlnml Mnxt Healst IltiNtln'H Advance nr l.ose I ml In Present Complications Hearing uu the Impend I up; Con II id in the l-'nr KiinIi The present ctinirulty between Itussla 1 id Japan results entirely from the toi tuo e policy of tliu former, the hitter 1 iwijt Justice entirely on her mu'i". says ii wilier In the Now York livening 1'n-l. At ili cloie df the Clilm-.liit.ii)cri- war the lntcr was entitled to si-kit iiiuipeu-t-ii tliur damages, presumably territory near her own fionti. is. litit tin n lliwl.i loretil Jiip.m tu abandon nil ihiims to n part of tho Al.satlc contlni'iit. Cci-nuny, fur ! Jcasonn of her own, Hided with Russia, Vhllo Knglniid, singularly slmi'l-sightcd, crxivcnly declined to intnlVro. Then Hussm, with ii treachery only 0110,11, tiled In modern times by her own unparalleled recotd o liifiuny. sclsteil the territory which iin rightfully claimed by Jupiin. Having Ktldlriiiied this in "lUlsitiun with military rutlwai s. cov. red It with tumps, iiml closed Its ports. Itussla prnpoi now to ili-Dib bolh China uikI .lap.ui. Her perpetual a. given lo the wuilil iil Jnnst plnltitivi-a , m thni she la uwrso to Mir. tli lis miiuki mIiik Unit .hipiin Is 1 1 one who Is in.ikh.tr the trouble. A lertnln plausibility is gneli to this plea by the humorous rmt that the Czar established The Hague tiibnnal otu ol' deep earning lor pe.M ". Docs Iinssla propose to use this com" Not she! It was dc iseil shn ily lo throw dust into the eyes ol world gone In mhIIo nlmpllilty. A: for the lieasnr mil blood which Russia, claims lis .1 prominent reason why she e-.n.ii.ii m-w abandon Manchuria, the outlay of trr tsurc may be admitted, lint as lo Ihc Mood, all that has boon .-hod consUts of the blood of innocent I'hinese, l-'nr i .sample. Ihc entire population of lllngn Ve hlcln-iisU to the number of Il'.ijou, was It ill ii inlely taken down to the river and butchered by shnotingf and drowning be bi iwnn two suns. CHI-TAT UlMTAIN'sj STAKK. Next to China and Japan, (I real lirltnln has i it m.iUi in this conlllct, whether it in is now or later, for Kii.-sfa's pur-Ihi.-i , th" ii;h postponed, will never bo ali.tiidnm il until gu al internal con ulsions oci nr th I cm her HUlliclent lo attend lo at home J2ntl.li 1 nlfords a remarkable example el tin W'UMng of the maxim utteted by 1 ricu.-. ami often proclalnnd at subsi--qin.t r nods, 'that these who command tin s- i inav ai.-o heroine m.isliis by land. ' A circumscribed, Insular power, the genius of her people was shait-d by its environment She was lorced lo be come a naval power, ll was iho sailors whom Drake, Howard. IMike, Anson, lluwkis, I limit, llugKs and Nelson led to vl, tory. who enahled llrllaln In plant her flag on distant Isli s and continuits, mid convoyed the niei cliaat lleets uiul the transport.- which run led the Hoops who safe.gti.irdcd ler lompiests. Hut if Athens. Carthage, Hume or Hiit nln became groat because of their power on the mm. i nd if wo, by the exercise: of ti wise lor sight under the guiding of destiny. c.t- ml scope for our markets by malnt.i,i..i.g the shale of of the s, ,i which our ;isi Hie mastery I littoral cle- In.T -is, ll dm s lint follow lb it ail nations gr--w or maintain their pottir that way. TIlC Allll lll.l'l republic Willi luUU ln-fnre Uu Mandril-.!, us pits,,ig Horn tie north. Tin l:oman enipire in. Jor ag'S nieie but I il have i or.tinuecl or Hie barliat lans 1 1'" .M-ili immed.in Irom tin math end hofts tr im II. e south SI-A i'ovi:i: MAY . t ): MT A All,. The t'-l-i j.'ii 1 i to i! ('1 U! I, In ol (ire. 4. Wlien In 'I ln'l ling ii i ii, i rl i i i, --.in now i i i cm o ap- lail pni Mi la des, he'd An- .1 li'.M :-n hoi IS eat nueiils I ii ;i : lit I in a Hi ll.. ns 'lie- in - pic H S. Noil i r 1 1 1 1 1 . 1 and tic- opi ii, dilatory popular g. .m 1 1 one nt are poorly h. 1 ,u.il -t the nail and pi i s.slenee .w ' o ii.- ai.-oiiuism, niae.i i.y n.ovim; i nloi g insib- lln.--: while Knghmd's popu-j 1 tie n. uu .er the present system of re rrintlns is iini.iml lo I urnishini; nnnlis ni'lu-R" t to coiitiid rami. Ib.in XO.uni.wi ilifi lflertc d A.-lulic subjects, In lueu of lltussi.i :i I. jjwii.-. on thii botdc-rs. Tin is, loo, I lllllll's iiitei-i-.su fire so nuil mil i,, red tb.it li.'i- utteiitlo'i li.is bee iliMiicl. while that of Itussi.i b s i- i , ..:,c . i'11-.iti.'il. The go. rmiir-nl of the Kiit ln.ll.-s by 3 ' i ii - is p. rli.u tho nuii-t ii:ii,i.iiihr I'xnn.pb of .'I'lniiulstiiithi- iiblhty In hi. tot j i i, led Ke.iurill.v llb iiuiMiin iii.. le .m l.im nnd intrepidity. That a nil. 1 i ti..i, over ten lhou",incl miles IIU..V 1 11(1 . II, ,11111111. UtlllK with its eolou- li l- . .r.i'i.' . houlil l;.-c-i in i . ':i , 1 1 : 1 1 1 , -nt I' i tv i li'ii..it'i'. mil xty nillllcilis of Jii pi1 ol line lniuils uiul of nlic-n rnc e. ill ii.ul c-usioui. .vnil t-houl-l ill velup v k ' it eon. ni. rre lln-i-.'. Is :ii-tiiiin..llnii. J'' . ii.irti.il io-s of nolillr.il Mb rt.v lo-the I', f In lb ii r le.lit- nni; oli It-- a',.i lllVlllll.il 'I'll li re ix'-n 01 l 1-1,1 l.c i" .cm 'c 1 unc' h.is been comnensitecl by Influences nnd the hlKln-r .r oin bestowed on the in I. .n spite ol tin t-o lads, .11' undoilbl' ll llllilelrui-leiil . h no inoie ilmn rouUI bo r any elrcuiii"l.iiiees. A riJL'IJ IN TI1I3 NOItTII. t.ine this (lixeonlctil mlKht piss nv.ny ' r tl.e ominous eloiid In the north. I. u-l. no hiiKcr tluiii a man's bund tuiy iiko. i" now so near Hint tie' -i'i . om. to i stiiuniu the stienitlh df in. I - Ji-e; ..luliuns to meet the storm. a I. .ion populous ;c- no other 1 ii I i I- hi. i if i I n i i wi ll KnviTiiecl, nnd lo outward . - tr.imiull. What lire the ' ' Al'loutih uf nine ere nnd unstis- ' i.r i. uin ii'i niiions kii, the l-;ns-1 ' ll J I d the ih.iinH of Kussla .ni I i pi.M their atlrntioii so iinmlslak- i i i nt. u.i-y n.iv.- kimiiu.HI made sunm ?m.v-i.ji, i, i me.. I the iiinliltii.n uf thnt (inwcr Hinii a-- stiittniiiiiK troops St the e io to be thrown into India at I i'i nntlee. I be piatc-i ten-ate ever ICnypt Mis ilm reitun-lle in oidi-i- In inninil the m .ni t route to India by Suuttlni as well I Suez, Jin t KliKlniid's (hiuf h.ifuKUitril 1 her plnr.s has lueu to piutc-rl the northern Irontler of India by a solid wall j' oiiiiei hintcs, not to own ilium, but c prevent them from niijluv Kussla or lilowln passaire lor Inr troop. Persia, lionhnru, Khiva, 'rurKeslan, Afnh.iuls. lui. lb loorhMiiu nnd Thibet. Khhaaud lii khiii'ii h.ivo alreinly been swallowed bv 'lie Itusslnn nniw. The northeast nu ll r of I'crla was nt to the late Ulinh 1.' the usual Iliiisbiu lie tbods. and Ihc n rtliern half tt 1'eisla is now pr.ic tl CASTOR! A Jb'or Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears tho Bignaturo of OASTOniA, Cenra tts Blgnatuio of OASTORIA. Boars tho Iho Kind You llaie AlffljS Eoht cf CrTc- 1 119 Kind You Have Always Boucht rally a Itusslnn tlcf. lly means of the sen Ihn southern half of Poi-i-lu can for a time bo kept under Ilrltlsli lutluence, Tho position and churitctor or Heloochlstiiii nntkn It tinlmportiiul nt present. There remnln Turkestan, Afghanistan and Thi bet, all of which huvo been and still arc actual riplil.1 for UussIu'b secret activities. HUHHIA'S llOUTl-J TO INDIA. It Is by way of Persia, or through Turkestan and Afghanistan, that the Has slans would reach tho northwestern pat-ses. Twenty years ago their athancc, under the protenso of surveying or paci fying the nomads, sneaked through Tur kestan as far as l'anjiloh. An Kngllsh commission was sent to look Into this business; and tho cxurlsh people were Induced to stop there, as they generally do when met with firmness. That Is, their visible movement stops for the time, and gives place to burrowing In the d.nk. In this connection, ns churacterls tic of this subject, I recall n conversation with tin- liusslun minister then stationed al Teheran. The Persian government had nppio.Hliiil mi' with th" tender of ennccs-dons for building- American rail ways and the like in Persia. The offer was made sub ros.i, and so far as I wits com el ii" (I wi kipl secret, although tit f I m.itely d elini'd as then lnep-.vllent. Ibit the liusluti minister, wlio through hi. f-pl'H at Hie court kepi track of the ether legations, ftot win I of this hiislncs. llli wlse. Sunn niter this we met ul .1 illpfo I'tiitlc enlertalnmrnt and had an ami: able chit on unimportant matters with the af. ter-dliinor cigars Without warning- of what was coming ho asked bluntly, but Insinuatingly, "N II true, my den'r col league, that you are proposing to build railways In Persia with Ainerie m capi tal'.'" lie thought to take mo off my guard I Instantly replied, however 'When .'-on have finished your l.illway lo lnill.i, Mr. MlnNler. we will ilise-us's the .piesllnn of Am-ticiin railways in Persia. " tie sprai-u up If shot, stoppnit across (he room nub nsioly lo get a light, and as "the furihir proeei. lings Interested hhu no inon ' uu, in terminated the conveira tlon. Kussi.i's i-ui-iMslly In her neighbors affairii is in -m t inlilc. but she resnt!i any hlntii as lo her own plnnr. oou wheii tlior n affect their own Interest. With liMii - nmssi'd In Turkestan II would be cotiiin.iliv( ly rnsv for Kussla to work lo the I 'i 1 1 i ii passes, provided s-he has smooth-! t'l- road with Afgh-inn after th" liti.-i-i. n mode. The Afghans. b-hig btave :n-, warlike, could make much double hi - mountainous countrv. As a lain er S! ii" Afghanistan Is u poor defens" wle n the crisis comes. TIlltJICT. On the north. . ist frontier of India lies Thibet. Who i.'in possibly want tiiat desolate hind, hidden among howling wastes a ml plerr.il snows'.' put Iinssla wants It ami Ungl.ntd needs it. The lirst. since she designed her mllllary railways Iri t'hln.i, hi'ds It possible lo moo Hoops to India fiom Hint o,unrter. or at least make a mischievous diversion thence, while nnglanc! llncls thai Thibet may he used as n lutlf'T Slab', llussia's agenls have ah- ol" pe'ietrated Into Thibet, while Ci.gl. n I has hist launched for the S" eel Inn. .-in evpedlllnn ostei'sibly to deiiii'id iiprK-ils fur affronts, but i r i II v lo p'.v nl thr ... ('iietion of Thibet bv the I ;!--1 n cmls' iri.'S already on th" spot. I.rt US suppose that the ho.s of I5u u aie al the Irontler of India. Wh.it di -f.-ne have Ihr Kimllsh to present? Two or three hundred thousand Sepo.vs an 1 a fe-v thnu'ancl Kngllshmen. The Ci,,rag and sl-ill of the latter is sure, as sore m It was nt liikermi.nn: but so Is that of th" i-neniy, and thev would be far more num erous and nerved bv fanaticism and a high belief n manifest destiny. Man for man they might not be able to eiusli the IJnglMi, not even with supeilor mini bus l'.ut Kngland would also have to pre-erve ruder in the rear. She has nnlv :,e.(Viil or iM.i'X) Ilrltlsli soldiers In India to keep its two hundred and slxtv millions under control, and she finds It hard I.. send mere. I"ar more than that iiinnlwr would be needed lo keep the natives down 111 case of a universal tevolt. As for the Si'pojs, who have bee n finely drilled to Ihlloiie-in tnetl, s. Knglnne iindouhtedlv dep. mis largely on them to icpel Inva sion. And yet they would prme worse than useless. They would l.e lilie the (le'ihimts thai the nnei.-nts einplo) .-d In battle-, wlili h. when wnunded In Hie fimit ranks, would turn and lend the verv aimr th, j wrre liitending to ..efend. I!us-ii's melbid Willi Asiatics is lo do ' Utile lighting as possible., nnd lo win ' bv other uu ans. Hc-r secret agent- like av.int iiuirieis. would mvnrm through In dia pr.-vid.-il with gold and an unlimited I supply er plausible promts, s. M ,nr of I th-ni are already there. In-ii'ie . tl,.n WollliI begin blfole , I;,,,, ,vna ,1.,, . I ii, me.f-t suiije-i t raeoi. the -:,n ii ii.-uis. however well tr.-ited. long for a h iugc of m-isiers with the hone thai nnv imr.irs hope for Hie better. There I- also jan lnstlncthe leaning toward the Hussians in part's oi a-la train a sense ol Kinship sliown bv thflr methods and the renins in o.iin ior impurity. Hut ' the chief riison for bcli,.vlm,' that lla KncIUh eanii.it rely, in the last nn.ilyii of u,.-. r:'e. njion the llclelltv of ilic-ir often spleuclld native troop, lie cbuvn dreii in the eliaraeler of many Asintles, arid es pecially of most rCnsf Indian, n w of them ran resist temptation to betrnv a truM. a friend or n master, when an nl vn tit aire Is held out with n minimum of rik. and the hljih In rank who control piovlnc.'s are the most ilanKcrou". ortlKXTAI. WAIt MRTIIODS. The other teason arises from the, ineth-ol-' of oriental warfnre, which produees li It of Incllvlclurillty or Initiative in the soldier and accounts for the facility of i-nropcfin rnmiucsts In Asia and of tin; Spanish rnnqiic-i-ts In America uf en ei'alshlp, ns It Is understood in modern scientific warfare there Is none nmonn Asiatics, rxrept amoiii; the Tin Its, ir.nl probably aiiimit; th" .bip.uicse. The fall or lllr.lit of the lead,.,' Implies the tutil of an nrniy. II nd of th. lami.alsn and the oveiiluow of (he dynaslv. Xow. It i not in the least !tl;clv that the Pcpoyu linve jet ciiuirrown thN Inbom ehat.ieter Isllc. They lime foiiKht well utnler Kuir-ll-h oIllrc-i-H and i ciuliipcd ami trained lll:o lamllsh soldh-tu. They have been invari ably led to victory by their Knuhsh m.is-ler-; but Ihcdr vieorlcs have laen over nr lives bd by nalhes i.!u dlseiiline than they. They have not yet met Kuro peun artni.-'s nor neen their KiiKlish mns lirs and Kimlish troops woiKted in bai lie. If they were lo meet ilm ni.s.iive, pr.irtk.illy homoKeneou.s tanUa of Jtus sin. If Ik possible that (hey c nnlrl not wllhtuiil them, even though n thinl ,.f the defendinif army were lomposed of l-:ni;IIs!nncti. In finh a ens,, th,. icsiilt wonbi hi- an ovr-rwhelmiiu; rout. At the (list news that, l-.'ntrlanrl had hwt a ure.it luttle In the north the Cast In clinns would ris" as one man from Kjber Tii'-s to f.ipe Comorin. and melt nwny In. in their alleKlanee like snow b.-i.u-c the, sun. How could the Km.-lli.1t hnhi these revoltim; millions In subierilon with the leslnti'i of holy Itussla pontine; ocr I lie frontiers'.' I'l-estlfre In Indisputable lo government In most of Asia. Puch nsiills, if Hu"sla uttuHly wiiw tile buftcr Sltnles and tlirentens India, lire not merely possible; thry are to the l.i.-l denrce itobable. There Is only one wav to prevent biuh a ralnsl rniiho. This Way, If adopted now, before) ii;clnrr d war could make l-Iuropean nlllanres nvailable, uiiKlit check Russia's aspirations In thai direction, nnd mlKllt even decide- that power to abandon her ilc-slmis on India mdellnltc ly. This Is to maintain un Kiik Kllsh .irinv In tint country larne cdimikIi to keep tin- vast native) population sub missive, nail lo supplement that nrniy by another eipial In Hie sueee.islyr hi'ls likely to bo sent foi'wurd by Kussla In no rasn rolllcl Hie K-puys be i..p,.i,l,., Uion in so critical a ronllbt Willi a foe wlio iii,hls not only "with runs, but also ullli culli) mnl ftoid. if, for such an rniirucney, Crcat Ililtaln cannot ralso (iioiiKh troops by volunteer enlist ment, ll'en she must resort lo the conscription, ns tbey do In every ICitropean miintry excejit Knsland, nnd as I hey did M tho el'.slnif yiar of our Civil War. KNlil.ANn MM' l)SM IN'DIA. In nnv case, If Kuulnnd donii not resolvo on a bold and mlKhly iollcy of this sort, slu will undoubtedly lose India. In view of these fads end foreiasls, the treaty -ho now has with Japan may innvo of Kicat value to her, If blio nerves liurbdf lv-7. V 2 .; :t.-. il. i, i .'.ti Mrs. Rosa Adams, niece of the late General Roger Hanson, C. S. A., wants eveiy woman to know of the wonders accomplished by Lydia E Pmkham's Vegetable Compound, " DKAlt 5!ia I'SKII.VJI : I cannot, tell you with pen and ink what rrood Lydin E. PliikiianiVs Vegetable Compound did for mc, Mtfterinp from the ills peculiar to tlio sex. extromn lassitude and thnt all ffone feeling. I would rise from my lied in the morning fcelinf,' more tired than when I went to bed, hut. before I had used two bottles of Lydla K. JMllkhnm's VfiffC table CoiiijirniiMl, I bejran to feel the huoyancy of my young-or days return intj, became' ivrular, could do more work and not feci t'irrd than 1 had ever been able to do before, so I continued to use it until I was. restored to perfect health. It is indeed a boon to sick women and I heartily recommend it. Yours very truly, Mas. Kosa Auamh, 815) 12th St., Louisville, Kv." iwK'y ffew doses every v-rck, for I llnd that jt toner, up the system and keeps me feeling .'trnntr. p.nil I never li.T'c that tired out feeling any more. "I certainly think that every woman oupht to try this grand medicine, for it would ptovo its wrth. Vours very truly, Miss Eleie Dasfuhtu, 203 De Soto St., Memphis, Tenu.'' frkt: mkdicaij advtck to women. Don't, hesitate o write to Mrs. Yinkhum. She will understand your ease perfectly, and will treat you with kindness, fler advice is free, and tho address is Lynn, Mass. No woman ever regretted navsny written her, and .she has FOfJFEIT If w eannot forthwith pniihicn ihc original lettfin and tl-nntnree of nbDvo tectunonlalj, which will provo tliciir al.i.ibitc KiMiulnr-iichf. J.vdl.i 1-".. I'inlilium Mod. Co., I.ynn, Mail, at tins isns; o-.l..p.-.n, e crisis lo strike bird in I. m- if Jipm. Ind.'el, tin wel fare ol the world may depend upon it. Th. re N Rood ri a.-ou for stiitun, ili.it l'nul,iu,"s i iiir--,- in Africa has been KUldul I.irt.'.-ly bv a consideration of th" rontlnitei.i ic-s which tin eaten her East I ml i in o. minions. The late Kor war was fore d on her bv the altitude of the Transvaal and the Oraiisr Ilivr I-'iee State. Tin y stoo.l morally and Keo;:r,iplil cally across the path of iiror"ss is.-eiillal to the existence of the liritish empire. If they hid rii-opcrated Instcid of op. poslni,'. nffaits would hno tinned out dllferentl and b-ttrr for all ronieriied. Afil'-a is essential to balance the not Im. piobahle loss of the Kast Indies. Willi railways rearhlnK fiom the cape lo Alex andria, and the vast crops ol grain and cot Ion of the table lands of Central Af rica, besides oilier products, and a native population far easier to Kovern than thai of India and all nearer home, laicland could afford to lose India and pcihaps be stnniKer tor ll. Alieady the annual trade of ilr.-at llril.iln with South Africa ni.'i;r. gie. more than one hundred nnd eighty millions of dollars. Hut to line Alrlia aid India would imply the desi-ent of Kniil.it-d to the second rnk nmouu inllons Who em doubt that thr cause of enltelilcn.-l clvil7ntinn the woild over would .sinter hj the. rhai'ijc? And this bads us to yd another side EVER WATCHFUL. A little care will save many Bur lington readers future trouble. Wilt ell tho kidney secret iuis. .See that they have, the aiiilier hue of IiPiiltli. 'I'lie diseliiii'HOS not excessive or infrequent ; Contain no " hriek-dibsl like" sediment. J hum's Kidney Pills will do this for you. They watch the kidneys and cure them when they're side. Mis. Kdwln A. Johnson or 17 Xorlh Cbiinilaln ntieet says: "I was laid up with my kidneys for some time. I Dually Hot so hml thai eery twin or throe daya pei 11 ll.tr slekrullU! dizzy br.iilarhes con lined me lo my loom. At the samo lime I was racked with sharp shootlm," pains If I stooped, strals-litcneci ufler bc-iulliiK or chanveil positions suddenly. Urinary troubles followed and I i-i-civ worse In stead of better. I was forbidden to eat any s.i n-c-hy foods and llnnlly in spite of all droits I cot into r serious roiuillion. I ivas laklliK medleine al the time I proiurnl Poau's Kidnry j 'is at it. , Slrarnu Co.'s ilniK nt hut it was mil iliilnir mo ii pnrtlelo nf i-ood I slopiail inltiK II Mild look noun's ICIdnev I'llhi Instead. When I think of the chaiiKe that lock plum when I compare my condition with whiil it as It seemed almost too Rood In bo true. My back ceaseel In nehe. Iho head'ielio no lonicr troubled mo and my kidneys worked naturally. 1 trlvn all the credit to norm's Kidney l'ills," Kor sale by nil dealers; piieo Ml renin. I'iisIi i-Milhiiru Co., Murrain, N, V solo nui-nts for the Unite'el Slates, Menu ruber tho name, Ixian's, mid tuku no subslituto, I S y :. t.r sZr .y-y "-o.v.ii. .. .: : : ,' t s .'':-. : V Any women who nro troubled with Ir regular or painful menstruation, wenk ness, lucorrhaa, displacement or ulcer ation of tbo womb, that bcarinpr-down fcelhnr, inflammation of the ovaries, back ache, general debility, and ne'rvotis pros tration, should know there is one tried and true remedy, J,ydia K. Pinkbam's Vefjetablo Compound. IS'o other medicine for women has received such wide-spread and unqualified indorsement. So other medicine has such a record of female cureM. " DtAK Mrs. Pi.fKHASi: I am very pleased to recommend Lvdia E. Pink ham's vefje tcble Compound for womb and ovarian ciiiTicul tii.s torn vt-hifh I have been ti sufferer for years. It was ti c O'.ly medicine which rns tit all beneficial, and within a week nfter I started to use it. thero was a great c.inge in my feelings and looks. I u'-ed it for a 1, tie ever lhrre mouths, and at tho cnO. of that time I suffered no pain at the menstrual pe-ioi'l, nor was I troubled with those distrehninfj painr. which compelled me to fjo to bed, and 1 havo tint had a headache t-ince. This is nearly a year tipo. I always keep a bottle on blind, and take a helped thousands. of this Uusslan qtirstion. If, through the credulousness or lack of foresight and moi.il u, mine of Knslaml and America, aiid the opportunist course of liermany, .l.ili.in and China are not 'suslaained at tlii- crisis, one or pet Imps both may suc cumb to Itussla. She can then conven iently iliop the Crench alliance and absorb Hie French Hast Indian colonies, opcrat. im; as she- would by hitnl and sea. Al ready ihe Interior i.illways now bulldlni? in China are threatened bv liusslan In tiiKiie. All this is in addition to the steady advance on India from the north. Tin- linal insult would be, since one suc cessful step naturally supports the next, that Hussia would possess half the world and rule over :J,oni,oiii of prnplr subject to the insatiable jured and tyrannv of tho unscrupulous "Institution" or Intro craey nnd the fanaticism of the holv synod of holy Kussla. Hon- does th".. world like this picture? It Is Idle to f.n,.,.r at It as rtoplnn, hut It will come true unless the nations brace themselves to protect their Interests and a impllsh the duty they owe to mankind. Let us not he jim'Kb'd by the Idea that because. Kussla is liKikini; material proKrcss she is bene litlnc civilization, tier i-thlcs are i-.eer.t-hle. The people and kovc rnm. iu of Japan oicupy a far hlfiher place, than those, of Kus.Jln. ami those of China r.innot Well be lower, and are now on the. ii.-c-ii:elln Ernie. Tins cni'.vntY;! st.wi:. So far as tho Cnlted States is- concerned, aside from the biretaceel affront we re. ci ivc .1 on the' Mb of October rc Kardlne; Mam hurin. we, as a ur.'at Industrial and ioiumerel.il power, ran Jitdue how we t-liould suffer If Hussia absorbs China from the lolurt.incc shown to the demand for two ope i pons In Manchuria. For a c n t in the. Industrial powers lahoie, fur the opening nf half a dozen ports In China. We can urn see distinctly Unit when itussla alls-orbs China she would close un' ports acain. now loiiK ar lln- na tions to iiintiuue lo be the dt-pes of Knssian cm ft? There is number point to ionlecr in tills Muscovite advance The Internal policy of Itussla stands !or the itlciflllrallon of the Slate, like that of Spain, nnd, like thai, without prlnrlple. Tho hUher rivlllzarlon, reiues n. d. for oxamie. by the e-onsill in Ion and ptln dpbs nf the United Statei-. nnd of (Item Ulllain, stands, on the either hand, for the elevalloi of Ihe rlKlits of lb., individual ll Is- nol simply whi'ther Japan or China shall now preserve th ir Intcwrlty, bill It is a ciuestion us lo what older of civiliza tion shall rule the world, (.'an v hesi tate in view of tlii'se facts? I't the na tions wake to a realization of tin? crisis, nnd cry "Check" to a power of which It may be Justly said, perlldy, thy name is Uusslt! Kinc Victor Kmni.inued nf Italy h,-n iliie-cleel that the new Italian slumps con tain Ihn head of Man mil, tho Inventor of uu wireless tele snuihy. The KblnejM mi el (he Skin, In tl " spilim, tin- kidneys have miii-li to do. If thev are weak or torpid, tiie-v will net do It well, anil Ihe skin will ho pimply or blolehv. That Is t,e lllns tho slorv In a few words. I lends Sarnipirlllv HtrcimtlimiH nnd stimulati'S Ihe kldnevs. curen uiul pie vents i-lmples, blolches anil all culaiicous eruptions. I.on't I ill lo take it. Muv a bottlo to-day. If the lluliy l CiiMIuk Teeth lo sure nniT uso that old and woll-tiiocl remedy. MH8. WINSLOW'8 SOOTIIINU SVHUI', tor children tuethtnu. It soothes til ii child, softens tho cuius, allays all pain, cures wind rollo J1 is the best reinrdy for dlaulioca. Twenly-flv ceati bottle. CAUGHT BY SUDDEN BLOW, Evidence That Russia Neither Desired Nor Expected War. Toln! Forre At Hand In Not Over 150,- 000 Venrr Troopn Sent from Went Than Suppnnnl Dlmrul tlen of Trnnnport nnit Com. mUsnry Rnormnnn, Snj" London Tlmra. The reports received form soveial cor respondents of tho Tlmo who are In a position to supply occurato Information enable tts to advance u slop toward penetration nf the customary veil of mystery which enshrouds the proceed Inif of Husslan armies In tho Held. avs Hie London Times. I ntll fivldcnco Is clven to disprove tho very complete nnd remarkable sum maty or the intsskin forms cast or Lake Ualkal sent by the Mekln correspondent of the Tlrnca on Jan. 21 the estimate of numbers therein Riven holds the Held. Iteckoiiiiiff up the available troops of all arms, the correspondent placed the total streiiKth on the date kIvcii nt liXOOO men and nuns. Ills telei-ram must be ie enrded us a tour tie force In the art of military Intelllm nce. ur.el ns u model of accurate and concise reporting. A critical r.x.imuiation or Ihe very complete details sent in this remarkable telegram only setves to confirm its acrurary at almost every point. It Ineuliles the whole of the troops of, the 1st and 2d Siberian nrniy crops nnd of the Kwnnttinir mllltarv district, he- sides forttrss troojis. f'ronder guards and other forces not Included In thr. lamer units now present In east Asia. FJKl.D (it'NS OF Ul'SSIANS. The names or numbers) and the nor mal e-aiiisons of nil these trooos nre known In KiikI.iiiiI. and nil Information concernltiK them can, therefore, be rld orously checked. The telciirnni In mien. Hon contain: proof that account has be-en taken of the latest ehaiiKes In ltus slaii military onranlzatlnn in tho far cast. since It rmtmeratea reirimcnts which have only been formed eluiiiiir the Inst few weeks on tho streiiRth of prl kay.es of quite recent date. e are nlgo enabled for the first tlmo to ascertain which army corps In th" west are Iir-itipr drawn upon for re-en-forcements, Of four reclmenls named. .Nos. 12,'t, 121, l.Hi. and Un. the first lim belong to the Inth nusslan nrniv corns ol the Kharkorf ellstrict, and the remaln- !'! to the 17th or .Moscow mrav rnrns Whether the rcmainltm' units n"f these corps are under order nr on the move ciistwatd thcio Is at nre.srnt nothlti.' to show. Ileskles these roslments of the active army there nre. I; would appear. Hi bat talions nr teserve infantry In Manchuria. It is probable, but it is not eillte certain, that these IHoni; to the 1st Siberian re serve brie, ul,., wiiose headquarters are at Cnita. The Times eoi respondent erv nro- perly remarks that the numbers he ulves represent the full war slienc-tir' nnd take no account of waste. The numbers In point of fad. accurately rennsent the war strengths whim are credited to lius slan nntis by the best and latest Infor mation nt disposal. The Husslau troons In east Asia nre always nominally on a war footlne- nnd IL may be added that for some time past companies of infantry have been drawn from European garrisons ryul sent east to complete effectives. Many considera tions ailso from a close, study of this iu loimntion. it would appear that, out of '.ti'i liclel Runs, only :;e; are. of the new eiuick-titins pattern. This statement may be compared with the announcement that has been maele, on the faith of Herman ii'ports of Russian orism, that the whole of the aitlllery to be cmplocd ncainst Japan "i.i now aimed with (uirk-liiinn "lias. CZAIl'S AUMV IS STISONC.nn. "oth the Kiisslm and the Japnnise n rtillc i y are nt present in the stag" of transition, and nothing Is more elltllcult than to secure accurate I"t.ills of tin progress of the rearmament of ,i foreii?'i urtillei.i The new pattern threi'-ineh iinirk-lirhiK Husslau nelil kuii is In pro- less of maniifaetuie, and Hie i :.acl num ber nf battuies Issued to the troops, H not known. The same remark applies to the new Arisaka eiirk-lirlnK He ld nun of Japan at present under construction at the Osaka, aise-nal. It Is. however, pro bale that i.ieii side will make supei human efforts to hrliiK the largest number of these new Rims into the Uriel, and this fact may acrouul for the rumors of the movement of I!nssan batteries trom K.uilsons like Lodz, on Ihe Herman frontier, which would natiiially have been the llrst to receive the new materia1 so Ioiik as there was no diunier of war In the east. V nniM remember, however, that a wholesale chance in the aitlllery armament rnlails the iiansport of not only the new mnis, but of the ammunition ai. d all Ihe vast impedimenta of ammu nition columns and parks. I'ven when such change is effected, the old person nel must elctlar be replaced or trained in the ellieient use of the new nuitciial, and whether one solution or the order In prelerred. It Is a work iveiulrlni; time. The tcclmli.il details made public ie- Micctintc thesei two new models aie at present Instilllcient to enable us to in stitute a close comparison or to draw any llnal conrluslons, but It would seem that the new Russian mm has a ntv.ilcr Initial M'loriiy. a loti"er itiiiKe, and e an lire- with more raiildily. In the older i las.-es of field nuns the Husslau also se-em to have the nilvantnR-e anil In ens,- of war tho first Killed of the rival run ners will be watched with an Inte-te-f not untliiKcd with anxiety by the trlcniU of Japan. RCSSIAN' FRONTIF.R (ICAHUS, The Information of the IVkln corre spondent of the Times differs somewhat lioin thai Riven by oilier authorities In riL.tiui to liontirr Hoops, or, to nlve Genuine Carter's Little Liver Pills. Must Boar Signaturo of See Facsimile Wrapper Below. Terr amall anil aa easy lo take us antra. CARTER'S FOR HEADACHE. FOR DIZZINESS. VlTTLE FOR BILIOUSNESS. HlvFR FOR TORPID LIVER. H PILLS K"1 CONSTIPATION. II r'fiT' FOR SALLOW SKIN. Iron THE COMPLEXION ABSOLUTE SECURITY, Tj UBUVIWIl uuiiicavi Jomium. Carti Pnrair ytiviVilt.sfep;---. CURE 8ir.K HEADACHE. RHEUMATISM 9i Allcoct's Plmtei-ej are; the orlprinul and been cqu. rca as a imin-cutiM, we; cuirftiurr th-ni lo.nv.iaiii nu lieKadMma, anlum ir poioem whatever. AlohiieIT sale, eioh.J?r!'ib ctitulive. cnJU"r,n' I""1" RI . . A j . ... er any poison Never Accept I he in the moro eorrert Iln:lnn title, "eJererslvo Riiiinlr." The IVkln corre sponileiil of tho Tlme phiees Ihe fron tier Kiiuril infantry nt 13,371 nnd tho i'.-inlr.v ut sciuiiilrons, prosumnhlv CieKul: solnlnH, hleh nt war strinitlil woulil she nenrly 10.COO men; milling the slx-l,.itterles of rrontler KUtirel artlkrj'. wo shouHl Unci u total of l)twccn 21.00O niiej K.ixo men told off for the uuaid of the line of c-otnnntnlentloiis nlont; the rnllwny. On tho List occasion when on necurute esllmatc was made by u eompetent observer, tho flijures wero L'l.OO) but It was believed that ;i steady lnerense nf these nunilii rs was taliini? place, and that It was to ralso them to .Sl).H). It mny nl.i be noticed that the five Cossack vols!,os In Unst .sl., prestiinlnit nil classes lluble lo servo are calleel out, can supply IW.OOO men anil nearly .'lO.Onfl troop horse-; certain eateporios of tho reservo and of the opltthenlo or land Murm In non. Cossack territories would also Rive an luHltlonal number to bo ii .'.! n upon In c.tso of etnercency, with out calllti;; up fresh troop.-i from tho v. est. One of the points of ureatest interest in the l'ekln telegram Is the proof It appears to afford that a smaller num ber of Russian trops lias been dispatched from the .west than was belloveel. Confir mation of this Is Riven by tho Times cor respondent on tho Russian side, whoso letter of Jan. 12 from Klmllnr, an impor tant station on the .Mancliuiian railway, makes It clear that he has so far found Utile evidence of special preparation for war, anil he Mates that he learns on i xcellent authority that only lo.noi men have passcel eastward since June last, and that several thousand timc-oxpirreii men have been sent home. All this tfives the measure .. of tho ainounl of ii llauco v.e can place on statenii'iits whlth have been made In th" continental press respecting the How of Russian troops eastward, and serves to unlit in tho Impression that Russia has ncith-r di'sirecl nor Intended lo make war. It is clearly her interest to avoid war at almost any cost until the rail way round Lake Baikal is completed, th'- Port Arthur docks built, and tho battleships now on the stock's In the Hiiltic made ready for sea. Whin these things aie done the whole conditions ol a struqle with Japan for supremacy In the east will become radically altered.' bo fnr tis concerns cominunli.ntions by land, the strangulation at l ake l-aik.il Is a serious disadvantage lor Huss-ia. I'he Times correspondent In Man churia slotes that two steamers arc nnv.' runnltiK across the lake, the larsesl making ?een voyages, nr 11 cross ings In two days. He toll.s us that tin; railway lound the lake will not be cor'pleted until 1TC. or a year later than Russian calculations had nntieip-ited. nnd he a Id- that l the combined means of .sleelpe s and sle-imers some 7JC tons of stores can b. ciu veyeil ic ross the lake in m hours. I-'r.im this ho conclules tli.it eight train loads con be taken across the la'-e every day, and that this figure represents th maximum eapielty of the trailie on tin lino of communication at tlili. important point. It is a liberal estmale. and il may be observed tint if only applies to th next three months and Is conditional upon the unlikely event of both sloiuh and sir-am t rattle continuint; without in terruption. This iiuestioti reipilres a little further elucidation. The break in the Trans Siberian ut Lake Ilaikal is the greatest bolt in th" Russian military position in the east. A railway is under construc tion round the; southern shores of the lal.e, but o far It lias only reached Tonkhol. whence it Is a Iwo hours' joi!"ne. to the eastern shore. 'I lie rail way ent rprlse etuouuti.rs many difii cultles; it require. the pleiclns of 15 tunm-ls through the spurs of the lofty mocntnins which fall abruptly to tho shores of the lake, and Russian englneer3 have wry little experience; cf iiiaklntr tunnels, and nre not ndepts in this branch of railway work. There are, besides, many broad and deep marshes to lie spanned, and the plant rcctuire'd lor this purpose will require many con struction trains to be devoted to Its transport If the work Is to be carried on cor.euriently with the supply and reinforcements uf tlio army in the east. Ull KICI'I.TIW ORKATKR THAN IN SOUDAN. We learn what It meant in the Soudan to continue work on n railway and yet keep an army of only 20.0 men at tho fri nt supplied. The Russian numb us nro 10 times greater, and the line of coniiniinlcntlous three times longer: the Russian ililfi'-ultle.s are theri'loro gre.il ci, ever though the Trans-SIbi i i.iu Is, on the whole, more solid than the dtscrt railway of 1".X. Lake Haiku 1 Is ICJ miles in length, and Is usually frozen over for several months in winter, the first ser ious frost having occurred this year on Jan. !!. Ihe ice generally Inci eases, lo a thliknes of three feet, and though a steam Ice-hroaker, tho Lodokol, Is ablu to break thintiRh Ice of moderate thick ness, he.iy frost Is liable to cause steam truffle to be suspended. During the months of February, March unci April Ihe traffic is almost exclusively by sledge; it is at this mo ment tint tho circulation on the Rns flan roads in tho east reaches its maxi mum, and so long as HalUal i cumin hard frozen It Is rather an iidvaut.igi Hum the reverse. Hut tho lake Is ,sul ject to severe sloiius, and It thesn m.. car before the Ice has become lirmly set It becomes humnioeky, uml the traffic liy means of sledges is often delayed. In eurlv spring and in autumn the greatest difficulties arise, since the ice Is tuu weal: to bear sledges and yet strong enough to luipclo navigation except ly ipcilally constructed craft. With the melting of the Ice tho Russians are tin own back upon their steamers, and when this moment artlves the l-'rcnch general stalV calculates that or.ly tm tralnloads can bo dispatched each way In 21 hours. P1X TRAINS A DAY. The calculation of tho Japanese staff Is that sl.x trains a day can be sent east everv -I huiirH under wholly favor able clriMunstan. es, but tlfey I ellevo that four trains a iluy .no mori likely to re present the fad. 'I'he reports that dyn anil to has been discovered In the inn coury of bridges on the line and that other prep'iratlons have been made to lestroy the railway may bo true or false. Iji nny cuso the Insecurity of tho rail way Is plain, uml the necessity lor break ing II up must havo long ago occurred to tho Japanese HtalV. One must, turnover, illlferentlitn tbowcen the Trans-Siberian nnd the so-called Hast China rallun.3 of Russii. Tim methods used, lit tho construction. Tear an AUcoeh's Forms Plaster m two length wise, and apply on soles of feet; renew tle plaster every time 'the feet are bathed. You wiH be sur prised how it will relieve rheumatism in the feet or ankles. For tired or lavte feet relief is afforded at once. POROUS MASTER rjrtuihii- purom pmstrrt and hve uerrr a Substitute. of the letter sections were a. dlstlntf nlvmee upon thoso employed in the. SI herlan line. Thro was less corruptloi and fraud, tnoro honesty, and tonso iiuentlv more solidity In construction Kor these reasons one must calculali thnt lor all local rallwny tnnsport. Ii the trlanclo Port Arthur-IIarbln-Vlacb ivostock, it should bo Impossible.' to dl.s. patch 12 to 15 trains a day at an nverapei speed of 20 miles un hour, and that so they should play- a most important roln In enabling Iinssla to meet Jupaneso nttack or to transfer Russian force i from one flank of the front of stragctlo deployment to Ihe? other. As regards China, the most Important rolnt to bear In mind Is that tho pre ponderating Influence of the great vice roys and of the Chines.? military author Ities Is almost wholly on the side of Jap an no matter what temporary successes: Russian diplomacy may achieve In l'ekln. The Russlun press In justified In, a-sertlny that the unfriendly neutrality of China will be) a greater disadvantage to Russia than Chlncso hostility. Th' gradual accumulation of Chinese forces on the Manchurian frontier Is a soriotn menace when every available Russian soldier is rcitilre.l to confront impend ing ntt-ick from the sea. It is a Japan ese Interest for China to remain neutral fnr the present, so that Russia may not be abl" to clear her flank by an act of vigor ngalnst China tefore the Jap anese army Is able to lntervenco effect ively upon tho mainland. It Is not at the present moment, but n llttlo later on. that Chinese intervention, on one Mde or tho other, will ly.como a factor of tho utmost Importance. ARCHAEOLOGY OF TUB MINCE PIE. (Prom the Liverpool Post.) The archaeology of tho inlnco pie Is somewhat lost in its obscurity. However, It Is certain that it was customary in tho C".r!lior times, when a "crib" was a nor mal nccesssory to the Christmas orna ments of the household, for tho good housewife to provide imita tions In pastry of the "crib," to be handed round to the chil dren er, edible toknns of the meaning of the day. These pastries were made smalt an.l round, somewhat of the shape of an earlv cradle-, and the paste In tho mid dle represented the Christ-child. It", order to render il more palatable some minc ed fruits we're sceret.'el under the urper layer of pastry, and It was regarded as most itnlueklv inr any one to cros the threshold without accepting on" of tne, rellglues emblems. It Is verv curious to what a closeness the fashionable nu.ue tile of to-day perpetuates the original shape, and It Is equally curious thai th" mince pie shoithl have retained a shape which is not possessed by any other pie. The large rmnd pie Is a modern elevl. e, nnd In It the original meaning has been entirely lost It has been stated, l.owvei though the evidence is not very coiu lu Fic that the larger pie has come down to is from the days of revolt against the nbis-e of religious emblems. It Is rather peculiar that thev altered tin? shape of the pie merely We can readily under stand why mince was not given up al together. STARVE THEM OUT! Why not starve the germs to death ? Scott's Emulsion will do it The germs of consumption, are an invading army number ing millions upon millions; they must all be fed or they will soon die of starvation. A lung a little below 44 par in vitality is just to tbeir liking., Why not put new life into it? Scott's Emulsion feeds the lungs. It fills the blood with nourishing food for all the wesk parts. Good food means life. Life means re sistive force. Germs cannot live on heal thy tissue. Scott's Emulsion r.iul c;ood fresh air drive out the gcrnw. of consumption, Wcr'n jwi a ineile free upaa tcqam, SCOTT S r.OWTNK, TantStr IfavTur HISTORY SHOULD BE PRINTED VK MAKR A SPECIALTY OP CiEKD YOUR FAMILY OLOOlCAI-e WORK. Free Press Asso. BimUNGTON, VT,